It’s a bittersweet time to be an X-Files fan. The FOX series’ 11th season premiered on January 3rd, but star Gillian Anderson has said it will be her last.
Anderson has played the show’s co-lead, Dana Scully, since the sci-fi drama debuted in 1993 and has been part of every season. David Duchovny, who plays Fox Mulder, didn’t appear in all season eight and nine episodes of the original run. In the latest season, Anderson and Duchovny are joined by Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Annabeth Gish, Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, and Dean Haglund.
As reported earlier, Anderson has said season 11 will be her last on The X-Files. Series creator Chris Carter addressed the news of Anderson’s departure by saying he hasn’t even considered the show without her:
For me, the show has always been Mulder & Scully. So the idea of doing the show without her isn’t something I’ve ever had to consider.”